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Trish Reifenberger

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french

Large Victorian on 4 Acres Overlooks Frenchman's Bay, Provides Perfect Retreat

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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8 Bedroom Cottage, 3 Baths, Sleeps 16, 3 Decks

Large Victorian home on 4 acres overlooking Frenchman's Bay in charming coastal community of Hancock Point. This roomy house is ideal for family gatherings, providing plenty of room to be together, or to sit quietly and enjoy a good book. The large (4-acre) lot provides privacy and plenty of room for children to play, and is only 1 block from the water.

The first floor has a large eat-in kitchen partially renovated in 2011. Kitchen includes table seating for 10, two stoves and ovens, and two refrigerators. Formal dining room seats 12. Adjoining living room and parlor. Two TV's and 2 DVD/VCRs. Screened porch. Deck on 3 sides, including large back deck with seating for 10 and view of Frenchman's Bay.

Second floor has 5 bedrooms, three w/porches. Master BR has attached bath w/Jacuzzi tub & shower. Two bathrooms have extra large clawfoot bathtubs, one w/shower added in 2009. Laundry room on 2nd floor.

Third floor has 3 bedrooms including one with view of Mt Desert Island.

Professionally landscaped and maintained gardens. Children can walk to tennis and sailing lessons and historic library.

New kitchen range and refrigerator added in 2012 and 2013.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Trish Reifenberger (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french


based on 12 traveler reviews

Large Victorian on 4 Acres Overlooks Frenchman's Bay, Provides Perfect Retreat
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
Hanover Park, IL

Lovely home for a family reunion

  • 4 of 5

Part of my extended family stayed in this lovely home for a family reunion. The kitchen provided places for several to work at the same time, and just about anything we needed was handy. The large dinning room and living areas accommodated all 36 of us for the meals we had together. The porches were inviting and scenery perfect. All the grandchildren loved exploring the house and grounds and had no problems staying busy with their adventures. I would love to return and have more time to simply sit on the front porch!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful For Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this beautiful home for a family reunion. It was lovely. Everything was well-organized and well- stocked. Plenty of sheets, towels, blankets, plates, glassware, tables, chairs, etc. for a large group. We loved the nineteenth century charm of the house. The children enjoyed playing hide and seek inside and loved playing in the yard outside. Our granddaughters were thrilled with their pretty little bedroom off of their parent's room. The whole house was decorated nicely. The bathrooms were adequate for a houseful of people. On a chilly night we had a fire in the stove. Our last night we had a lobster dinner. The porches are welcoming and the perfect backdrop for a group picture. The flower boxes and beds are beautiful and well taken care of. There is plenty of room inside and out for everyone. Hancock Point is a great location for taking a walk and for day trips to Acadia. The owner was very helpful and easy to work with. This house fit us perfectly and was just right for memory-making.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect For Family Celebration!

  • 5 of 5

Our family and friends were celebrating a wedding on Hancock Point. We actually hosted the Rehearsal Dinner at the Crowe Home!

We were extremely satisfied with amenities, spaciousness and how the owner responded immediately to contact. Without a second thought, we would repeat a stay in this wonderful home!! Available: Laundry, two stoves, two fridges, linens. Deer, skunk, racoon - we saw these! Well-maintained grounds and home!!! GREAT RATES! We ALL (16 of us) decided when we win the lottery, we will make an offer on this fabulous home and property!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Big and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on Hancock Point! The house is huge and the property is lovely. the owners answered all my questions (even the silly ones) promptly. The walk down to the water is very short and the point is very quite it was a great place for all the little ones that were in our group. The back deck and yard of the house were the perfect spot to hang and play games and run around. We drove out to Acadia and Bar Harbor 3 days the drive is beautiful and really not that bad. I would visit this part of Maine again and I would recommend this house if you have a large group looking to vacation together!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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We loved this place.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our large family. It was clean and spacious. We appreciated the large kitchen with 2 refrigerators and 2 stoves and a table around which we could all fit! I am a gardener, and I loved the landscaping and flowers. We liked the quietness of Hancock Point -- not touristy like many parts of coastal Maine. The beach was very close and our children and grandchildren actually went swimming in the chilly waters of Maine! We liked the library very much -- we are readers. We have a family vacation every 2 years and have been doing this for many years. This home was by far the nicest one we have found. I also appreciated very much the kindness and availability (by phone) of the owners and the availability of the caretaker. It was a very special week for our entire family and we are grateful. Margaret Juzwik, Ohio

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house! We came with an extended family (plus some strays) group of 12 and I was worried that we'd feel crowded. But the house is large enough, and has huge decks so everyone could spread out. The kids loved the huge yard and running down the hill to the beach. We loved that they had a place to burn off energy. The kitchen was large enough to hold our group, and the 2 stoves and 2 refrigerators were perfect. I liked that there was a separate dining room which had another large table that we used for puzzles and games. The owner was easy to reach and was very kind about answering all of my questions b/4 we came. We were fortunate enough to have perfect weather. Now I just have to figure out a time to make a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Car: not necessary

Hancock Point is a classic summer community surrounded by water. The beautiful 'Point' includes a boat harbor (sailing lessons available), tennis courts (lessons also available), historic library, chapel, and post office all within an easy walk. Great for riding bikes or walking. Kayak rental also available. The nearby Crocker House Country Inn offers fine dining and additional guest accommodations. Other excellent dining opportunities within five miles. Just 25 charming miles away is Mount Desert Island with Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Also nearby are several freshwater lakes for fishing, boating, swimming, and hiking, as well as a public golf course.

The town of Ellsworth with shopping (including L.L. Bean), restaurants, movies, and entertainment is just 15 minutes away. The Pierre Monteux conducting school offers evening concerts within 10 minutes. The perfect vacation get-away!

Other Activities: Historic Library within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Hancock House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
late July-early August
Jul 16 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
3rd week of August
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
4th week of August
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
late August-early September
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
1st week of September
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
2nd week of September
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 17 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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Rates above include all taxes, linens, and cleaning fees.

$500 deposit to secure the reservation. Balance due at least 45 days prior to arrival.

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Hancock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large Claw-foot tub with shower.
    2nd Floor - toilet , tub , Large Claw-foot tub.
    In shed off Kitchen - toilet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master- 2nd Floor - 1 queen , Private Bath
    2nd Floor - 2 twin/ single , Large Room, balcony
    2nd Floor - 1 double , Balcony, adjoins room listed below.
    2nd Floor - 2 twin/ single , Adjoins room listed above.
    2nd Floor - 1 double , Adjoining bath. Small Room.
    3rd Floor - 2 twin/ single , Quiet.
    3rd Floor - 2 twin/ single , View of Mt. Desert Id. Quiet.
    3rd Floor - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Quiet.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen partially renovated in 2011. Bedrooms include 1 queen, 3 doubles, 8 twins. Wrap-around deck, screened porch, 4-acre yard for children/games.

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